Kitui Senator Enock Kiio Wambua has urged the county government to provide enough protective gear to all the health staff handling the coronavirus cases.
Addressing the media in his office in Kitui Town this morning, 29th March, the senator said the health workers’ own protection was paramount in the fight against the disease.
“The cries of the health officers in all our hospitals have reached my office,” he said.
Senator Wambua urged Governor Charity Ngilu to move with utmost speed on the matter.
“Identify a supplier to provide the protective gear to our hospitals. Without this, they will become a source of the infection.”
He said he had consulted with the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, Michael Mbito, to ensure that testing equipment is sent to Kitui County hospitals.
A week ago, Mwingi Level 4 Hospital health workers withdrew from the facility, fearing contracting the virus for lack of protective gear.
Last week, the chairman of the business owners’ association in Kitui Town, Duncan Singi, called upon the county government to provide enough water to the residents to boost their hygiene and keep the virus at bay.
Singi also appealed to the county government to provide Kitui County Referral Hospital with protective gear against coronavirus.